10 Random Facts About My Husband

I was trying to think of new content to post here but I couldn't think of anything that is worth posting right now. Then I thought, you guys know so much about me, but not so much about my husband! I contemplated some more, why not do more blog posts about my handsome hubby? 

So I asked Jorge to give me 5 facts about himself, stories included, and after his 5, I'm going to tell you 5 more facts about him. 

1. Early years

I was born in Bogota, Colombia, in South America along with my twin brother Julian Suarez. I lived there for 7 years and moved to the United States in June of 2000 with my mom. At first, our trip to the U.S.A was going to be a vacation with my mom, dad and bother since we had just received our U.S. visas, but my father passed away in February 2000 so my mom made the decision to make the trip to the U.S.A in June a permanent one so she could raise us there and give us a better future, for that I will always be thankful to her for.

2. Drummer 

I've had a love for music and for playing the drums ever since I was very young, I can't recall the exact age but I'm guessing around 4 or 5. In Colombia, when I was still very young, we couldn't afford a real drum set so I would make my own drum set with pots and pans as my snare/toms and plastic bags as my cymbals. With my DIY drum set, I would play along to Spanish christian songs and try to imitate what the drummer was playing, I really loved it! I finally received my first real drum set for my 12th birthday and from there on is how I developed my skills into where they are today (I still have a lot to learn). Through the years I had the privilege of being the drummer of my high school's jazz band and the drummer of several worship teams for different churches. I don't currently own a drum set right now because I sold mine before moving to Canada, but I hope to be able to get one in the near future so I can continue playing. In the meantime I'll just keep making music with Logic Pro and my MIDI keyboard. 

3. Introvert 

I'm not the most outgoing person out there and it's been that way since I can remember. I was always the quiet one, the one who doesn't speak much and keeps his circle really small. I was never the type to hang out with lots of people at the same time and definitely not one to go out partying on the weekends. I prefer to stay in and enjoy my personal time or just hangout with a few close friends. I'm a people watcher and I personally feel like you can learn a lot about a person by just simply watching and listening to them. I also think that this has helped me cope with life here in Whitehorse, YT because ever since I arrived here I only hang out with Corinth. Yes, I miss my friends back in the States but the time I get to spend by myself here to just dwell on my thoughts and life without the distracting drama that a busy social life can bring is just a great feeling for me. I do hope to meet new people and build new relationships and that's something that I will never stay away from because after all, community is important.  

4. Injuries

There's no doubt that I'm injury prone and I don't know exactly why. I don't see myself as a clumsy person and for the most part I try to take care of myself physically so I guess I'm just unlucky. Unlike my twin brother who has never had to go to the hospital for any kind of injuries, I've been to the emergency room more than a few times. My first was when I was 5 years old, I broke my right arm after falling off a ledge. Later when I was around 11, I fractured my right wrist after I was rollerblading down a hill and lost control that I ended up under a parked car. A few years later I developed a fracture of the pars portion of my vertebrae, pretty much a small fracture on my lower back. That put me on a back-brace for 6 months and another 3 months of physical therapy to fully recover. In 2012, I experienced the worst pain I have ever felt and it was because I got appendicitis. For anyone who has ever had it, you understand what kind of pain I'm talking about! I was rushed to the emergency room and within a few hours I was in the surgery room getting my appendix removed from my body. My surgery was a success but I was hospitalized for 5 days before I was clear to go home because my appendix was very infected and actually almost ruptured inside of me. After going home I was in bed for almost another 2 weeks to heal and recover all of my lost strength. My most recent injury happened in December during one of my soccer games. I went to kick the ball and before I got to it, my foot ended up kicking someone's knee bone. Right away I knew the pain was enough to keep me out for a while and it still has not healed but it's feeling a lot better now. Anyway, I can't remember a year where I went the entire 365 days without getting some kind of injury so maybe 2015 will be the year!? Maybe. 

5. My weight

Most people are conscious about their weight in some way and I'm no exception. For many years my weight has been an inner constant struggle for me because I've never been completely happy with it. In the past 3 years I've gone through several drastic weight changes and I must say it's a bit frustrating, especially with clothes. Before my appendicitis happened in 2012, I was 176 lbs. After the surgery and the five nights in the hospital with almost only being feed liquids, I dropped down to 160 lbs. I didn't even have the strength to walk when I left the hospital which is why it took me almost two weeks to recover. For me that was a great head start and push for me to get in shape so over the winter of 2012 into 2013, I began to do the fitness program Insanity. In June 2013 I had dropped to 150 lbs with the lowest fat percentage I have ever had, I was fit! I wasn't able to maintain that weight so eventually I went back up to 165 lbs by early 2014. By the end of 2014 I was 210 lbs., the heaviest I have ever been plus stretch marks, and I don't know how that happened. Actually, I love food, haha. By February I was down to 195 and now I'm back on track to get in the best shape of my life. When I look back at pictures of my self from before, I see a thin me and wish I could go back to that point but I remember that even then, I wasn't happy with my weight. If there's anything I've learned it's to feel confident with yourself always because when you become your own worst critic, you will never be happy nor fully satisfied with the way you look.

Anyway, these are the random facts I came up with after Corinth asked me to write five. I hope you enjoyed them and thank you for being interested enough to take the time to read them! - Jorge

6. Teeth

Every time we go brush our teeth at night, I always notice Jorge close his eyes without fail! Like he's really feeling it. I really find that funny. 

7. Instagram Pictures

Before he posts a picture on Instagram, he asks me approximately 5 times whether his edit looks good or not. 

8. Belly kisses

When I look at myself in the mirror and I see my big belly and say 'i'm fat' remarks, he would kiss it and say, "Lucas," lovingly,  as if it was our son. <3

9. Suitcase

Ever since his move to Whitehorse last July, Jorge is still living off his suitcases. His suitcases are on top of my bunk bed; we sleep underneath, with our mattress on the floor to save space. The suitcases serve as his closet right now. Extra fact: we sleep on a twin-size bed. Imagine that intimate space! haha. MASIKIP!

10. Googlemaster

Jorge can be called a Googlemaster because he Googles everything. I think that's a good thing. When he's unsure of anything, or wants to find out something, he'd just Google it, then bam, he's more knowledgeable in just a minute!

 

I know it's a pretty lengthy post, but I hope you guys enjoyed reading this. :) Any blog post about Jorge will now be filed under the tag: The Husband; if you would want to read more about him in the future, it will be easier for you to find posts.